Principles and Practices for Groundnut Seed Production in India. Information Bulletin No. 94

Madhan, M M and Nigam, S N (2013) Principles and Practices for Groundnut Seed Production in India. Information Bulletin No. 94. Technical Report. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Seed production is a specialized farming controlled by various rules and regulations and requires different treatment than the commercial crop. A successful seed producer should be well versed with the crop and its production, packaging and storage technologies and improved varieties and their characteristics besides being aware of various seed acts and regulations in operation in the country. This publication deals with brief introduction of the crop, its origin, taxonomy and reproductive biology and status of groundnut improvement in India to create awareness about the crop and provides information on the procedure of release and notification of varieties, seeds acts and regulations, protection of plant varieties and farmers' rights act, seed systems prevailing in India and different classes of certified seeds and their production practices and quality standard requirements. In the last few sections, the publication deals with the management of seed crop, important varieties released in India, crop processing, packaging and storage. All those who wish to undertake groundnut seed production or wish to promote groundnut seed production will benefit from this publication as it will prepare them well with the basics of seed production in groundnut.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 04:19
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